Lincoln Crossing Colt Connection

January 12, 2020

Mrs. Hladun's Tidings

It's been a really wonderful start to 2020! Students have gotten right back into their routines, and learning is in high gear! Registration is underway for 2020-21 school year, and we are getting ready for all the changes that will bring. We look forward to welcoming the Placer Co. Superintendent of Schools, Ms. Gayle Garbolino-Mojico, to our campus on Wednesday of this week - I am excited to show off our school to her! A few important updates for families:


LUNCH for 2nd and 3rd GRADERS: If you have a 2nd or 3rd grader, they may have mentioned that their lunch experience has changed a little bit - they are lunching together and playing together. We are trying this new format and will keep you posted on if it will be a permanent change. If you plan to lunch with your student this week, note that 2nd and 3rd graders are eating from 11:45am-12:05pm and playing from about 12:05pm-12:25 pm. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Beck, our Assistant Principal.


LOCKOUT DRILL THIS WEEK: On Tuesday, 1/14 around 1:15 pm, we are going to host a lockout drill as part of our monthly drill calendar. The goal of this drill is to practice when lots of students might not be in their classroom. Our objective is NOT to count or account for children by teacher...it’s really about getting everyone into any safe space as quickly as possible. Your child's teacher will be talking with his/her class about what to expect and what to do during the drill. Parents, please know that during a lockout, one of the protocols is no one in and no one out...that includes parents. If your child has an appointment, I would not anticipate being able to enter the campus from about 1:10-1:30 pm on Tuesday. For more information about our Standard Response Protocol and the Lockout Drill, please take a look at this infographic.


SPELLING BEE: A big congratulations goes out to Grace C. (in Ms. Sliepen's class) and Sophia C. (in Ms. Reynolds' class) - they were our top two finalists in our site level Spelling Bee this week. They will be representing Lincoln Crossing at the District Bee on 1/29! Good luck!


REGISTRATION UPDATES:

  • We will be taking paper registration documents on Monday, 1/13-Wednesday, 2/12 for all families new to WPUSD/LCES/LES (expect extra congestion on Monday morning).
  • Families looking to get an intradistrict transfer to attend a school other than their home school for the 2020-21 year - that process will be happening in January/February (earlier than previously published). Watch for more information about this in the next week.
  • Current LCES families with 4th graders - your current 4th grader can stay at LCES for 5th grade, and those intent forms are due by 4 pm on Tues., 1/21.
  • Call our office with any questions you have!

Star Struck is coming soon!

All students in grades K-5 will be participating in a dance enrichment through Star Struck later this month! Students will show off their moves on the evening of February 26 and 27! Be watching for more information about which classes will perform on which dates in late January. This is a program we sell tickets for in order to cover the cost of the enrichment program. Information will come home about purchasing tickets in early February. This year's theme is Rock music - it's going to be epic!
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Upcoming Events

Our calendar is always up to date with the latest information about events at LCES. All event flyers can be found on our calendar and/or at our PeachJar site.


Coming Up:

Week of January 13th:

  • All Week: LCES office is accepting paper registration (printout of online registration, birth certificate, shot record & proof of residency) - we'll start accepting shortly after 7 am on 1/13; all applications are due by 2/12 at 4 pm
  • All Week: Online Registration for new gr 1-12 students and all TK/K students is open
  • All Week: PTC Simply Nutrition Fundraiser
  • Mon., 1/13: Early Release Day
  • Mon., 1/13, 1-1:40 pm: Leadership Ambassador Meeting
  • Mon., 1/13, 1:45-2:45: Choir Rehearsal
  • Tues., 1/14, 1:15 pm (approximately): LockOut Drill (see details above)
  • Tues-Thurs: Math tutoring for invited students in grades 1-5
  • Thurs., 1/16 (throughout school day): Sami's Circuit for Grades 1-5
  • Thurs., 1/16, 5:30-6:30 pm: PTC Community Meeting
  • Fri., 1/17: Colt Pride Friday!
  • Fri., 1/17, 1:55-3:30 pm, MPR: Musical Theater Rehearsal


Week of January 20th:

  • All Week: LCES office is accepting paper registration (printout of online registration, birth certificate, shot record & proof of residency) - we'll start accepting shortly after 7 am on 1/13; all applications are due by 2/12 at 4 pm
  • All Week: Online Registration for new gr 1-12 students and all TK/K students is open
  • All Week: PTC Simply Nutrition Fundraiser
  • Mon., 1/20: No School in honor of MLK, Jr. Day
  • Tues., 1/21, 4 pm: Deadline for 4th graders to turn in paperwork to stay at LCES for 5th gr
  • Tues-Thurs: Math tutoring for invited students in grades 1-5
  • Wed., 1/22, 2:45-4 pm, MPR: Musical Theater Rehearsal
  • Thurs., 1/23, 6-7 pm: Sami's Circuit Family Night
  • Fri., 1/24: Colt Pride Friday!
  • Fri., 1/24, 1:55-3:30 pm, MPR: Musical Theater Rehearsal


Week of January 27th:

  • All Week: LCES office is accepting paper registration (printout of online registration, birth certificate, shot record & proof of residency) - we'll start accepting shortly after 7 am on 1/13; all applications are due by 2/12 at 4 pm
  • All Week: Online Registration for new gr 1-12 students and all TK/K students is open
  • All Week, after school: Tickets for sale for WatchDOGS Mom/Son Neon Bowling on 2/1
  • Mon., 1/27: Early Release Monday
  • Mon., 1/27, 1-1:40 pm: Leadership Ambassador Meeting
  • Mon., 1/27, 1:45-2:45: Choir Rehearsal
  • Tues-Thurs: Math tutoring for invited students in grades 1-5
  • Wed., 1/29, 2:45-4 pm, MPR: Musical Theater Rehearsal
  • Fri., 1/31: Colt Pride Friday!
  • Fri., 1/31, 1:55-3:30 pm, MPR: Musical Theater Rehearsal
  • Sat. 2/1, 4-6 pm: WatchDOGS Mom/Son Bowling Night (click here for save the date flier)


Looking Ahead:

  • Tues., 2/11: PTC Dine Out at Chick fil A
  • Thurs., 2/13-Mon., 2/17: No School, Mini Winter/Spring Break
  • Wed., 2/26 and Thurs., 2/27: Star Struck Evening Performances (details TBA; we'll start selling tickets early in February)


*click here for our new music (choir, grade level music, musical theater) website!

*click here for our new Leadership Ambassador website!

Non School Days or Special Release Days

  • Mon., 1/20: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day / no school
  • Thurs., 2/13-Mon., 2/17: Late Winter Mini Break & President's Day / no school
  • Mon, 4/6-Mon., 4/13: Spring Break / no school
  • Mon., 5/25: Memorial Day / no school
  • Week of June 1st: early release days - 1:40 dismissal
  • Fri., 6/5: last day of school!


Every Monday is an Early Release Day!

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Boundary & Registration Update

FYI that we will continue to update this section of our newsletter, but will highlight new info towards the top of the newsletter.


Please share this info with your friends and neighbors who may have children coming into TK/K or who are currently attending school outside of WPUSD but may looking to come back to their community school.


The overall goal is to get a good handle on where students will attend school (that happens early in 2020) so that we can tackle staffing (in spring 2020) and open the schools with minimal adjustments in fall 2020.


Important Information by Date:

NOW - online registration will open up for all NEW students in grades TK-12

  • if your child is in grades K-5 at LCES right now, you do NOT need to re-register them
  • if your child is in TK (AM or PM), you DO need to register them for kindergarten
  • be sure your friends and neighbors with incoming TK or K kiddos know, and if you have friends at schools outside of WPUSD who want to bring their child back to their home school, they need to register using this timeline
  • you can access the link to register online via the WPUSD website (click here)


Mon., 1/13/20 shortly after 7am - our office team will start taking registration packets

  • there is NO NEED for a camp out because there is plenty of room at LCES and Leaman ES (LES) for all incoming students at their home school!
  • bring: printout of online registration form and associated documents, proof of residency, child's birth certificate, and immunization records
  • the LCES office will take all registrations for students who will attend LCES or LES


Tues., 1/21/20 at 4 pm - deadline for current COES students and current LCES 4th graders to turn in intradistrict transfer request
  • turning in this form means that current students attending COES want to stay at COES instead of attending LCES or LES
  • turning in this form means that current LCES 4th graders want to attend LCES for their 5th grade year instead of LES
  • This document was sent home with effected 4th graders (and sent out digitally) on Wed., 12/11. Click here for a PDF copy.


Fri., 2/12/20 at 4 pm - deadline to turn in registration packets for 20-21

  • families who move into the neighborhood after this deadline can still enroll
  • current residents must complete enrollment by 2/12/20
  • this deadline will help us staff the schools correctly


February-ish (was March-ish) - deadline for all families to turn in intradistrict transfer requests

  • we are learning that this process will be moved to January/Feburary - stay tuned!
  • you would complete this process if you wanted to attend any school other than the one you are assigned to (i.e. you were zoned to attend LES but wanted to attend LCES; you are zoned for LCES but you want to attend TBE) in 20-21
  • You can read more about the draft intra policy here (page 6)
  • it is standing policy that intradistrict requests have to be refiled annually and there is no guarantee that they are approved; they are approved on a space available basis


If you are Currently Enrolled in a WPUSD School:

If your child is currently enrolled in Grades K-4 at any WPUSD School (including Lincoln Crossing), your enrollment will AUTOMATICALLY be rolled over for the 2020-21 school year at your school of residence based on the current boundaries.
  • You don't need to do anything unless you plan to request an intradistrict transfer to go to a different school in the district (see details on that below).
  • If you live in the Leaman boundary, but your child is in 4th grade now and wants to stay at LCES for 5th grade, you will get a letter asking to you confirm your plans for enrollment for 2020-21 (see details below).
  • If your child has an IEP or 504 plan and will end up at Leaman in the fall, his/her IEP is AUTOMATICALLY sent to the new school and services will be uninterrupted.
If your child is in Grade 5 at any WPUSD School, your child's enrollment will AUTOMATICALLY roll over to the middle school based on your address.
  • All current LCES 5th graders will be automatically registered at TBMS for the 2020-21 school year.
  • If your child has an IEP or 504 plan, that information also is AUTOMATICALLY sent to the middle school and services will be uninterrupted.
If your child is in TK, or your friend/neighbor/family member is bringing a child into WPUSD (into TK or K or any upper grade), they need to register their child beginning on 12/9/19 at 8 am.


Important Info by Topic:

  1. ONLINE REGISTRATION for NEW STUDENTS: Students coming into Grades TK-12 will be able to register online through the online WPUSD Parent Portal beginning on Mon., 12/9. We will be taking packets for registration (which include your Parent Portal printout, birth certificate, immunization records and proof of residency) on Mon., 1/13 in the office - LCES will take all packets for new students who will attend Lincoln Crossing or Leaman Elementary since there is no office at Leaman, yet. TK Families must register for K online even though you might be attending class in the district currently.
  • CURRENT STUDENTS: Students who are currently in grades K-5 at any school in the district will be automatically assigned to their school of residency this spring based on their address (this includes students continuing in elementary and those going to middle school). There may be some options to attend your preferred school (see the IntraDistrict Transfer Requests section below for details).
  • WAIT LISTS: We do not anticipate 'wait lists' at any of our schools for any of our grade levels for students who live in within the school's boundary...in the past we had issues with space, and that drove the need for waiting lists. We will not have space issues at any of our schools next year - that means everyone gets into their 'home school!' There will not be any need for a 'camp out!'
  • DUAL LANGUAGE IMMERSION PROGRAM / POTENTIAL LOTTERY: There may be a lottery for students to participate in the district's dual language immersion program. The district plans to start this program with only Kinder students. The program will be hosted at Creekside Oaks Elementary only. The need for a lottery will be based on interest generated during registration. There is still uncertainty around if the Dual Language K program will be part day (AM/PM) or extended day, but families will know before they commit to participating after the lottery. Learn more about this program (and all TK/K programs) here.
  • INTRADISTRICT TRANSFER REQUESTS: There will be two intradistrict (intra) transfer request windows:
  1. Intra window #1: applies to students who prefer to stay at COES and for current LCES 4th graders who want to stay at LCES for 5th grade. The district plans to approve those intras. These intras will be due by 4 pm a 1/21/20 at your child's current school office
  2. Intra window #2: applies to all other students - including those siblings of current LCES 4th graders who may prefer to stay at LCES or families who just want to attend a different school. As they always have been, these intras will be considered on a space available basis. This process will happen in January/February (exact dates TBA). The draft policy about intras can be reviewed here (on pg. 6)
2019-20 LCES Performing Arts Calendar Details

Upcoming activities include StarStruck and our Musical Theater production of Aladdin, Jr!. Click for exact dates and times! We look forward to celebrating the season with you!

Colt Pride Fridays!

Every Friday is a Colt Pride day! We love it all - new items, vintage Colt Gear, homemade items, Zebra gear, and blue & yellow! Click for our online spirit wear store - open 24/7/365!

Leadership Ambassadors

Check out this amazing new Leadership Ambassador's webpage - you can find calendar info, Action Team info and information about the LA training curriculum!

Food Service - menus, pricing and more!

Click for more information about school meal pricing and breakfast and lunch menus. You can also access My School Bucks to add to your child's lunch balance and submit an online application for free/reduced meals.

Parking vs. Drop Off/Pick Up Areas

Click to view a map and video that explains how we ask families to help us keep kids safe. Note that it is much less congested between between 7:50-8:00 am and again between 2:50-3 pm. Supervision is provided at 7:55 am and until 3 pm (2 on ER Days).

2019-20, 2020-21 & 2021-22 (new!) School Year Calendars

The district has approved and published the next 2 years of school calendars! Click for details!

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Lincoln Crossing Mission Statement

The mission of the Lincoln Crossing Elementary School team is to prepare our students with the skills, knowledge and attitudes to become lifelong learners and responsible, contributing members of society.